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This is Intevation

How we work

We create sustainable IT. Our solutions are independent of vendors and we always consider security and quality.

It is important to be in touch with the customer and users. Thus we prefer working transparently with an agile approach to software development. This helps us to create a good user experience within the given budget.

We exclusively use Free Software for our solutions. So as our customer you will get the full source code of your software. By request we also run and operate the server part and help with deployment, support and training.

Technical expertise

We enjoy challenges in complex scientific or business settings and easily build up domain knowledge. The team of Intevation includes university graduates with majors in computer science, system science, physics, math, geography and business economics.

We are working with a large number of technologies and platforms. To mention some we do often: Python, C, C++/Qt, Java, Django, ExtJS, GNU/Linux, MapServer, PostreSQL, PostGIS, JavaScript and mobile devices. Of course there is much more ...


Components build with Free Software (Open Source) are a basic building block for stable, modern and user-friendly IT solutions worldwide. We help to extend this base - in technical and financial terms.

Intevation keeps good relations with many Free Software initiatives We are a member of the Open Source Business Alliance (OSBA) and a donor to the Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE). Once a year we award the "Förderpreis für Freie Software" at the University of Osnabrück, Germany.


Intevation was established in 1999 by Dr. Jan-Oliver Wagner, Frank Koormann and Bernhard Reiter in Osnabrück, Germany. All three founders hold Diplom degrees in system science and run the company since then. We have more than 25 employees and contribute to train students.

Greenbone AG was founded in 2008. Intevation owns 50% of its shares.